Proud to be asked by Labour to stand as Police Commissioner
It is true I am not a long time Labour Party member, but police officers - particularly senior ones - need to scrupulously avoid party politics.
I've lived in South Yorkshire for nearly ten years and so I was proud to be approached by a large group of Labour MPs to challenge for the role.
I wouldn't be interested in the post everywhere else. While it is important that the Commissioner holds the police to account, the job also gives responsibility for precept raising; public consultation; developing new services, and making sure that ALL agencies - including councils - play their part in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.
Please visit my website at med4commissioner.org.uk to read more about how I will make sure everyone across South Yorkshire can have a real voice in local policing.
Meredydd Hughes, Lordens Hill, Dinnington.
See Simon Currie's original letter.